Technical Articles

Automotive components production in North Macedonia
In the recent years there have been a number of successful smaller local and foreign ventures in the automotive components industry. The country provides a cost-competitive environment, free trade access to Europe, and strong local supplier base, which altogether create a welcoming business environment to foreign investors ... more
Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 in SEE
In order to be successful and turn the new value chains to their advantage, countries from Southeast Europe must sharpen and re-adjust their sense and understanding of the transformation processes going on in the industrial automation landscape by applying adaptive measures and developing new governance models to help business expand their range of services ... more
Metal cutting machine tools manufacturers and suppliers in SEE
Moreover, the impact on the manufacturing industry of the metal cutting tools will be far more extensive if the virus impacts other main industrial countries beyond India, China, and Germany. In the long term, the industries, related to the application of metal cutting tools are likely to be back on track, thus, resulting in considerable demand for machines in the coming years ... more
Hybrid Power Controllers – Bridging the Analog and Digital Domain
Fully digital power supplies digitize all input signals and subsequently all signal processing is done in the digital domain. This requires massive computing power to control, so this has traditionally been in the domain of dedicated DSPs and microcontrollers with high computational performance. ... more
Chemicals and materials for electronics production
Within electronics production cleaning is meant to remove harmful contaminants such as flux, solder and adhesive residues, and other more general contaminants such as dust and debris present from other manufacturing processes and handling ... more
Metallurgy in Romania
While consumption is growing, the metallurgical sector, previously a key industry in Romania, faces significant obstacles in gaining new orders. It is only through deliberate support measures that Romanian policy-makers and businesses would be able to boost the manufacturing sector ... more
Water sector in Serbia
To improve access to sanitation services, the Serbian National Environmental Strategy plans to upgrade the existing infrastructure, expand the sewage networks, and build primary and secondary wastewater treatment plants in 20 to 30 large agglomerations and hotspot locations ... more
Packaging industry in Turkey
According to a report by the Turkish Ministry of trade, over the last five years the average annual growth rate of the packaging industry in the country has been 6%, and it is expected to remain the same in the coming years ... more
Compiler qualification, certification and ISO 26262
When developing an item with ISO 26262 safety requirements, the standard requires that all software tools used in that item`s development have documented evidence as to why each tool is unlikely to introduce an error that will cause unsafe operation ... more
Potential for growth in the Western Balkans’ machinery sector
Supported by most recent reports published under OECD responsibility, the article explores the machinery sector growth perspectives for Western Balkans and the challenges to increasing their productivity. It analyses factors and proposes certain steps that will lead to sufficient improvement and boost development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which are considered the engine of growth for the sector ... more
Implementing the European Green Deal in SEE
SEE countries often face issues of a structural nature such as dependence on lignite and related problems regarding the reduction of this reliance, concerns about security of supply, the rates of electricity prices, the expected regional and social implications of the transition, and a lack of transparency ... more
En-route to the high-rise farm with LEDs
With the latest LED technology, which emits very little heat, light sources can be provided close to the cultivated plants without burning them ... more
Cable harness manufacturing in Bulgaria
The activities of the major part of the companies operating in Bulgaria are directed towards the manufacturing of cable harnesses for the automotive industry with main clients such as Volkswagen Group, Renault, Ford, Daimler and others ... more
How to prevent dropped communication in critical IoT applications
Networks like those offered in the ATSAMR30 family of MCUs with sub-GHz radio help ensure critical pieces are in place for information to be reliably transferred in changing environments when needede, all while sustaining long battery life ... more
Semiconductor switches for electronic fuses
The thermal characteristic of the protected object is crucial; for example the electric cable, the wiring harness or the semiconductor switch in the connected control unit. Instead of safety fuses or electro-magnetically triggered mechanical contacts, electronic fuses contain semiconductor switches along with their control logic including protective and diagnostic functions ... more

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Solarex Istanbul to showcase the latest trends in PV technology

Solarex Istanbul to showcase the latest trends in PV technology

Being a commercial platform where the latest technologies in the world in the field of solar energy and new products manufactured in Turkey are presented all together, Solarex has the ... more
Metal Show & TIB 2022 to present the future of technology

Metal Show & TIB 2022 to present the future of technology

Metal Show & TIB remains the flagship Romanian business platform for metalworking, industrial technology, and equipment, where industries converge each year to bring new trends, innovations, and efficient business solutions ... more
Konya Machine Technologies Fair to gather metal processing sector experts in Anatolia

Konya Machine Technologies Fair to gather metal processing sector experts in Anatolia

Konya holds 45% of the market in Turkey of metal processing and machinery manufacturing and it continues to be the center of attraction of domestic and foreign investors ... more
Belgrade Fair of Technics to be held at the end of May

Belgrade Fair of Technics to be held at the end of May

First organized back in 1937, it bears witness to history and is a cradle of development – from where almost all major fairs have emerged ... more

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